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APA Citation Guide (7th Edition): APA (7th) Block Text

APA 7th Edition

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APA (7th) Block Text

APA Block Text

 

For quotations that are more than 40 words, use a block text format and no quotation marks. Be sure to use double spacing and to begin the block text with the author and then a colon. At the end of the block text, place the appropriate punctuation mark then the page number. (p. page number)

 

Block quotation with parenthetical citation:

When students have multiple writing assignments, one way to become better in academic writing is to utilize the free sources that are available to them:  

Librarians and writing tutors enjoy helping students thrive. Librarians connect students with information,

and writing tutors help students become excellent written communicators. Not only is reading important

to obtaining information to use in the writing process, it also helps the writer know what sounds right.

People who read a lot recognize oddities in sentence structure and paper layout. They notice when

a paragraph or paper is missing something and needs more information. They also notice when a

paragraph or paper adequately communicates the writers' intention. Simply stated, after reading a

piece, the reader either has an, "AHA! YES!" moment or either a "Ehhhhh yuck" moment. (Shierling,

2018, p. 21)

 

Block quotation with a narrative citation:

Shierling (2018) found the following:

Librarians and writing tutors enjoy helping students thrive. Librarians connect students with information,

and writing tutors help students become excellent written communicators.  Research shows that good

readers make good writers. Not only is reading important to obtaining information to use in the writing

process, it also helps the writer know what sounds right. People who read a lot recognize oddities in

sentence structure and paper layout. They notice when a paragraph or paper is missing something and

needs more information. They also notice when a paragraph or paper adequately communicates the

writers' intention. Simply stated, after reading a piece, the reader either has an, "AHA! YES!" moment or

either a "Ehhhhh yuck" moment. (p. 21)